BIG BANG is a 4-month dance program in contemporary dance held in Montreal. The Spring 2024 program will run from March 4 to June 23, 2024. The audition deadline is November 6.

Where: Montreal, Canada

When: From March 4th to June 23rd, 2024

Deadline for applications: November 6th, 2023

BIG BANG provides PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for artists by strengthening their technical skills in dance and exposing them to diverse artistic, cultural, and interdisciplinary approaches. It also offers a CREATIVE RESIDENCY, which offers personalized support and guidance to artists as they conduct research and create their own work. BIG BANG is dance program open to artists from Canada and from abroad. (no study visa requested).

The program includes technical dance classes (contemporary dance, contemporary ballet barre and urban dance), partnering workshops, floor work, improvisation, choreographic exploration, contact-improvisation, choreographic creation, research and writing labs, workshops in anatomy and functional body movement analysis, discussion panels and workshops addressing various subjects in the dance world.

An important part of the BIG BANG is devoted to research and choreographic laboratories. The goal of these laboratories is to support each artist in order to help them to develop research work on their artistic and choreographic authenticity. At the end of each program, the artists will perform (in front of an audience), a “work-in-progress” version of their solo. A video captation will allow the artists to have quality video support so that they can share it with companies, funding organizations, etc.

Photo: Vanessa Fortin _ Dancer: Aicha Benchaâboune

How to apply:
VIDEO AUDITION until November 6th, 2023 to attend the BIG BANG spring program.
Send your resume, along with a letter of intent, a video of a dance improvisation (less than 2 minutes long) and a video of choreographic creation that is less than 5 minutes long to

Costs for participants: $2 580 or $645 per month

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